by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

A death blow is a life blow to some
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER ITA
A death blow is a life blow to some,
Who till they died, did not alive become.
Who had they lived, had died but when
They died, vitality begun.

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Una raffica di morte", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Un coup Mortel est un coup Vivant pour...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Un coup Mortel est un coup Vivant pour Certains
Jusqu'à ce qu'ils meurent, n'ont pas vécu --
Qui s'ils avaient vécu -- seraient morts mais quand
Ils moururent, la Vitalité commença --

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Translation of title "Vitality begun" = "La Vitalité commença"

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  • Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2016-11-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-11-08 18:08:14
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